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Suicide

S adly, suicide is a final and irreversible solution to an individual’s life’s difficulties, real or perceived. It occurs when someone intentionally takes his or her own life. The National Institute of Mental Health considers suicide a public health concern, with approximately 38,000 people dying each year from suicide. This means that someone dies of suicide approximately every 13 minutes. It is one of the top three leading causes of death for individuals ages 15-24. Amazingly, more people die from suicide than homicide each year. The good news is that it is preventable.

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